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Seven jobs that have surprisingly high salaries

Choosing a job or career path is one of the most difficult decisions to make and commit too. Whether that is changing careers and starting adult life it is always hard. Often, the careers that can earn you the most come as a surprise as many of us are fooled by the common misconception that all good jobs require a university education as a minimum.

They do, however, require a high level of specialist skill, hard work and motivation.

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Sales Executive Although many of us have laughed at mockumentary The Office, office positions can earn you in the realm of ?30,000. You can even go on to earn up to ?100,000 plus incentives and benefits.

Check out the latest job advert.[2]

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IT Developer There has always been potential for high salaries in the IT industry but when it comes to developers, they are on another level. Many developers have the opportunity to have high wages when freelancing and one job in Slough is offering between ?350-?400 daily for “an exciting 3-6 month” project.

The job could earn approximately ?48,000 in six months.

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Supermarket manager It has always been a common misconception that working for a supermarket means you are on low wages, but when you actually investigate it the job offers a lucrative proposal. Supermarket store Aldi offers a ?43,000 starting salary rising to ?56,000 after four years for a 48-hour week job.

You can look at their current job advert here.[3]

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Midwife According to the Royal College of Midwives, the starting salary of ?21,388 can almost quadruple to ?80,000 if an individual goes on to be a senior manager or midwife consultant. HGV Driving Instructors

On the streets of Surrey, you may have seen a few HGV learner vehicles around, especially around Guildford[4]. It turns out that HGV driving instructors can start a wage at around ?22,500 and when they get more experience can earn above ?35,000.

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Customer Service Customer service advisor’s[5] have a starting wage of between ?18,000-?25,000 and with one in the heart of Surrey in Guildford, it could provide a good career path.

Customer service managers can earn in the region of ?45,000 with a few years of experience and training. Accountant Working in accounting is a huge responsible but it is extremely accessible without having to go to university.

After an apprenticeship and training, accountants can start with wages of around ?25,000-?32,000 before rising up to a salary of ?90,000.


  1. ^ Visit Get Surrey’s jobs platform (www.fish4.co.uk)
  2. ^ Check out the latest job advert. (www.fish4.co.uk)
  3. ^ You can look at their current job advert here. (www.fish4.co.uk)
  4. ^ Guildford (www.google.co.uk)
  5. ^ Customer service advisor’s (www.fish4.co.uk)

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